I was never a huge sugar cookie fan until I went to a local bakery and bit into one of their frosted sugar cookies. It had a fudgy texture that complimented the harder frosting and sprinkles on top. So good! I've been on a hunt for such a cookie since. I haven't found the frosting yet, but here's a great cookie that delivers on texture and taste!
My mother in law has been making these for Christmas for years and years. I make them for all holidays, using different cookie cutters for whatever occasion. They are the best when they are frosted, but sometimes I just sprinkle on colored sugar before baking. I call them "Play Dough" cookies because that's what the dough smells like to me! (Don't worry, they don't taste like Play Dough :) Chilling time is not included.
This is out of Avons International Cookbook and posted for RZ's World Tour 2006 - Sweden.
Lingonberries, tiny and tart, are one of the most beloved of all Swedish foods. Look for the canned sauce in the gourmet sections of department and grocery stores. ***Again*** for those who don't know me, I don't include chilling time in prepartion or cooking times, as this is passive time and I am off doing something else.
A combination of pumpkin, evaporated milk, cinnamon and ice cream make up this scrumptious drink for your holiday meal. *This can be made more diabetic friendly be using Splenda in place of the honey and fat free evaporated milk for the regular and if you can get reduced or sugar free ice cream, go with that, and you'll be smiling.
These chewy Grandma-style cookies will only leave you wanting more! Slightly crispy on the edges with a soft and chewy middle, they are absolutely divine and VERY easy to make! I received this recipe years ago from my friend Linda and it's become a favorite in our home.
Tenderly spiced with cardamom puffy shells, Choux pastry or pate a choux is an unusual pastry in that flour is added to a boiled mixture of butter and water (roux like) and then cooked until it forms a smooth ball of dough. After cooling the dough to lukewarm, eggs are slowly added and the dough is beaten until it becomes a smooth thick paste. The the dough can either be piped or dropped into mounds onto a baking sheet and then baked, first at a high temperature and then at a slightly lower temperature. The high temperature is needed so the dough will rise quickly (giving it a hollow center) and to set the structure of the shells.
Bakers' Ammonia is a leavening ingredient called for in many old world recipes, especially those from Scandinavia. It is also called "hartshorn". Unlike baking powder or soda, Bakers' Ammonia (ammonium carbonate) leaves no unpleasant alkaline off-flavor in baked goods. You can find it in any major supermarket or a Greek store.
This was posted for the ZWT 2006. I have not tried this recipe and it is compliments of fooddownunder.com by Colleen Ries. These were the first-place winner in the 1995 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie contest.
This is so easy, and whips up in minutes. A must on your Christmas buffet table! Origional recipe comes from General Hospital in Everett, WA. The cooking time listed, does not include the passive chilling time.